Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.
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By Loren Long
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
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By Mark Twain
(1876)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
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By Rick Yancey
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
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By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
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By Richard Wright
(1940)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
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By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
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By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
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By Toni Morrison
(1970)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
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By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
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By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
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By Richard Wright
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
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By Harry Allard
(1974)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
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By Judy Blume
(1974)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2011)

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